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(io9)   Researchers predict Facebook will die "like a disease". With a graph and everything   (io9.com ) divider line
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2014-01-22 08:47:05 PM  
6 votes:
Possibly.  But curve-fitting doesn't always work out so nicely... for example, the past few months' dropoff could be abnormal and the curve could actually be following something more like this:
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2014-01-23 05:24:17 AM  
4 votes:

scottydoesntknow: (only China guy would be affected, and I could still e-mail him).


Not the preferred nomenclature, dude.
2014-01-23 05:44:09 AM  
3 votes:

some_beer_drinker: quickdraw: I got to a point where the idiotic platitudes and misquotes started to enrage me. So to avoid ranting my fool head off and offending posters of said platitudes and misquotes I stopped going there.

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lol, wut?


i44.tinypic.com
2014-01-23 09:46:42 AM  
2 votes:

farkeruk: MisterTweak: I don't have a FB account and never will, but I would not underestimate it any more than I'd predict McDonalds will go out of business next year. (actually, if you click on the "projection.." button on the google trends graph the article is based on, it ... um... shows it actually on the increase.

The difference is that McDonalds delivers a product, and that product is consistent and good (if you like Big Macs).

The problem with Facebook and all social networks is that the reason for joining are the other people there. Online social networks have the same problem that nightclubs have - if you're the hippest nightclub around, you won't be for long because the unhip people will want to be where the hip people are, and once they do, the hip people won't want to hang around because why would a hip person want to hang out with an unhip person. Then, the unhip people won't want to go there because there aren't any hip people, so they move on to where the hip people went.

Take LinkedIn - I used to get requests from really interesting people for my line of work. Now, I get requests from companies in India trying to sell me software. They've realized there's lots of people on there, and are trying to make money from it, but are ruining the experience for me with their presence. The very success of social networks can be what kills them.


is the word "hip" still used ?


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2014-01-22 11:52:08 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: fusillade762: meat0918: The article writer states that Facebook is too ingrained as a pr/ advertising for business. Personally, get too many ads in there, it will drive people away.

It is part of a long list of what drove me away.  Once my feed became nothing but ads from things I'd liked, it was a short while later I turned off my account.

Facebook has ads?

I made the mistake of liking some businesses, and their posts are nothing but ads.  Also at the time, Facebook was allowing pages you liked to post as you as well.


Is the "Hide" function really that hard to use?

And my post was sort of a joke. Since I started using Chrome with Adblock I don't see ads on Facebook anymore. I got tired of all the gay dating and hair removal ads.  Especially since I am neither hairy nor gay.
2014-01-22 09:08:11 PM  
2 votes:

rkiller1: Spiralmonkey: As soon as it became somewhere for parents and grandparents to hang out it's days were numbered.

aka Fark


But Facebook was once cool and then ruined by us old folks. Fark has never been cool and always had old folks. As long as it stays lame it will survive unscathed.
2014-01-23 10:43:25 AM  
1 vote:
Was curious what the curve would look like for Fark, so I plotted it:
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2014-01-23 08:39:14 AM  
1 vote:
So on to Google+ then?
2014-01-23 06:35:12 AM  
1 vote:

GungFu: some_beer_drinker: quickdraw: I got to a point where the idiotic platitudes and misquotes started to enrage me. So to avoid ranting my fool head off and offending posters of said platitudes and misquotes I stopped going there.

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lol, wut?

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2014-01-23 06:25:08 AM  
1 vote:

airplane_mech2: quickdraw: I got to a point where the idiotic platitudes and misquotes started to enrage me. So to avoid ranting my fool head off and offending posters of said platitudes and misquotes I stopped going there.

People reposting false shiat all the time is what gets me.  They read something, assume it's true and happily share it on their own page thus passing on the crap.  I have one friend that actually got mad at me for always posting a link to snopes or fact or fiction showing what they just posted is false. That cracks me up.


He/she didn't try to discredit Snopes? Because that's what they usually do.
2014-01-23 06:11:49 AM  
1 vote:
I was immune from day one.

The cure was made from samples of my blood.

You are all welcome!
2014-01-23 05:07:18 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-23 12:12:20 AM  
1 vote:
I got to a point where the idiotic platitudes and misquotes started to enrage me. So to avoid ranting my fool head off and offending posters of said platitudes and misquotes I stopped going there.
2014-01-22 11:55:58 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: meat0918: fusillade762: meat0918: The article writer states that Facebook is too ingrained as a pr/ advertising for business. Personally, get too many ads in there, it will drive people away.

It is part of a long list of what drove me away.  Once my feed became nothing but ads from things I'd liked, it was a short while later I turned off my account.

Facebook has ads?

I made the mistake of liking some businesses, and their posts are nothing but ads.  Also at the time, Facebook was allowing pages you liked to post as you as well.

Is the "Hide" function really that hard to use?

And my post was sort of a joke. Since I started using Chrome with Adblock I don't see ads on Facebook anymore. I got tired of all the gay dating and hair removal ads.  Especially since I am neither hairy nor gay.


Dude, you are hairless? No wonder you kept getting the gay ads...
2014-01-22 09:05:37 PM  
1 vote:
And Geocities became MySpace.
2014-01-22 09:02:58 PM  
1 vote:

Spiralmonkey: As soon as it became somewhere for parents and grandparents to hang out it's days were numbered.


aka Fark
 
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